Why Is Use of Painkiller Always Restricted?


No pain in our body is ignorable. Any pain can cause a person annoyed, depressed, out of focus and tired. When there is acute pain in your body, it is obvious that you would try to find fast relief from it and painkillers are the easiest option of doing so. Most of us know the side-effects of painkillers, but we ignore the fact as getting relief from the pain becomes our prime focus at that time.

The pain management centers or pain clinics in OKC have come up with alternatives as they believe that thorough treatment is more effective and harmless than the painkillers which give temporary relief and affect our body badly in several ways. Our trained doctors in the pain clinics in OKC recommend surgery wherever possible for a permanent solution for chronic and acute pain. Because treating the root cause of the pain is obviously more effective than treating the symptoms.

Here, we will describe some of the ill-effects of painkillers that you may not know before.

  • No matter whether you are taking painkillers for a short period of time or longer, it will damage your immune system. Several painkilling drugs including oxycodone, codeine, hydrocodone, morphine and fentanyl are capable of blocking the immune system to combat the viral and bacterial attack. Morphine and heroin are the two dangerous opiates that can not only affect the immune system but also the neurological system as these are highly addictive. Acetaminophen fetches bad effect in the liver. As a result, it cannot effectively remove toxins and the body becomes vulnerable to several diseases.

  • It is proved that the painkillers are effective for the gastrointestinal system. It is found out in a report that the chronic users of NSAIDs most likely end up damaging their small intestine. Even, the overdose of Acetaminophen can cause acute liver failure.

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  • Another study proves that consuming painkillers in a high dose can affect the neurological system and evoke several neurological disorders like depression.

  • Drugs including NSAID and others like COX -2 inhibitors is closely linked to cardiovascular risks.

  • Apart from these prominent ones, there are issues like reduced fertility, neonatal risks, erectile dysfunction, kidney problems, joint damage, stomach bleeding and many more.

There are more than 20 NSAIDs and 100 NSAID containing products available in the market. The list includes aspirin Advil, Motrin and Celebrex which millions of Americans take regularly. It causes more than 100,000 hospitalizations and above 16,000 deaths.

The pain clinics in OKC recommends non-invasive surgeries for managing pain. You will undergo a thorough checkup before that. Come to us at Longevity Regenerative Institute and learn more about the non-invasive surgeries to get rid of pain permanently without any side-effect.